VOID

VOID @ St John on Bethnal Green, London  21 June – 7 July  2016
Artists: Louise Beer, Jane Grisewood, John Hooper, Rebecca Huxley, Melanie King, Joshua Space and  Sarah Sparkes. Talk from Chris Welch, Professor of Space
Engineering at the International Space University in Strasbourg, France.
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My Black on Black: series of 22 drawings plus one wall hanging explore darkness, blackness – the void – through different black paints on black paper (31 x 31 each/ installation 190  x 126cm; wall hanging 250 x 150cm). Black Hole series: 20 photographs present a typology of voids found in numerous locations around the world (21 x 21cm each / installation 164 x 135cm).  Blacker than Black:  The optical black surface was developed specially for space telescopes and satellites as it absorbs almost all light (30 x 30cm) .

Art in a Bookshell

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Art in a Bookshell @ Milton Gallery 26 February – 17 March 2015
A survey of artists working with and inspired by books. My work in the exhibition included Black on Black, Black Light book and prints, Line Journeys (Mourning Lines; Drift Lines; Ghost Lines) in slipcase and September: 30hours30days (right), large graphite drawing 152 x 106cm on 400gsm paper.

Black on Black

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Black on Black
@ Arts Libris
Barcelona, Spain
23–27 April 2014
@ 17th International Contemporary Art Fair
Leeds, 8–9 March 2014


  • Acquired by:
    Tate Library Collection, London
    Chelsea College of Arts Collection, London
    MACBA (Museum of Contemporary Art), Barcelona

    MoMA (Museum of Modern Art) Collection, New York
    Brooklyn Museum of Art, New York
    Yale University, Art of the Book Collection, Connecticut
    Skillman Art Library, Lafayette, Pennsylvania

    Clark Art Institute, Massachusetts
  • Selected for KALEID 2014 curated exhibition of 50 artists’ books from European-based artists by an international jury. 

Black on Black interprets black as printed word and image through lists of black pigments and inks, paintings and drawings. Black is absorbing black on each page as text transforms into image, words are lost in the enigmatic images, lost in black. 24 pages; 15 x 10cm; black and white image and text; edition of 30; produced by Book Works, London